Posted on Apr 5, 2019
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When you just stop showing up, after the first drill you will receive a certified letter explaining that you were Unauthorized Absent for 4 UTAs, with some boilerplate explanations covering how 9 total UTAs of Unathorized Absence will result in your AWOL discharge, characterized as Other Than Honorable, listing the benefits that you will not be eligible for, as well as instructions on how to contact your unit to clear this up and possibly even convince the Commander to change that Unauthorized Absence to Authorized.
The process will repeat for the next two drills after that.
When you have not responded to the third letter, you will receive a different one, this one is the Notice of Intent to Separate.
If you also ignore that, you will be put out with an OTH, ineligible for benefits or re-enlistment in any component.
If you did not clear supply and CIF, your tax returns will be garnished for the cash value of the gear you did not turn in.
It will be impossible to qualify for a federal job, and difficult to qualify for most state, county and city jobs.
And just about any person who has not also gone AWOL from the military will think you have serious lack of commitment and accountability issues based on the fact that you could not keep up your end of the contract for just showing up one weekend a month.
Other than that...
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WO1 Ierw Student
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Very detailed, thanks.
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SGM Bill Frazer
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Soon or later, they will drop you from the rolls, process your paperwork for UCMJ- AWOL, and discharge with a General Discharge which will show up on your employment records for the rest of your life. Which means no Federal/State and possibly city/county jobs. Plus a hard time from any HR dept with Veterans in it.
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SFC Boyd is correct if you have received any bonus money etc, they will turn this over to the IRS and recoup their money as well. I have you thought about the IRR.
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SGM Bill Frazer
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PFC (Join to see) - Depends did you use or they use any Veteran prefence points to secure the job? They could possibly.
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SGM Bill Frazer I did not use any points or preference to get the job
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SGM Bill Frazer
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PFC (Join to see) - That might save your job, it depends
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SPC Deb Root-White
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Why would anyone not show up for Reserves? Its not like you are giving up a whole lot for just 2 days a month and 2 weeks a year. If you have issues with the unit you are in, check to see what other units are in your area and what openings they may have. Don't mess up the rest of your life by just walking away from a commitment you made. I loved my time in the Reserves. I was able to move around to different units, depending on the situation, and for a time I put in lots of Man Days as clerical assistance for the full timers at 3 units.

I pray you rethink this before it becomes too late.
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